Sign up for the AAS 231 Workshop: Professional Development with WorldWide Telescope

Screen shot of WWT on the WebPlease join us at AAS 231 for a professional development workshop using WorldWide Telescope. This workshop is open to all AAS 231 participants with no additional registration fee.

This will be an interactive workshop aimed at using WorldWide Telescope in astronomical research, however those who wish to learn WorldWide Telescope for education or outreach may attend.

Participants will be encouraged to begin working on their own projects and receive follow-up one-on-one assistance at the AAS Booth in the Exhibit hall throughout the remainder of the meeting as well as during Hack Together Day.

To better plan the workshop, please confirm your intent to join us by subscribing to this email list. This list will only be used to plan this event and evaluate its effectiveness by sending a pre and post survey: Please sign up here:

General Information

Who: This workshop is aimed at astronomy researchers at all levels. You don’t need to have any previous knowledge of WorldWide Telescope and you do not need a computer that runs Windows.

WhereGaylord National Harbor Room TBD

When: 90-minute workshop during AAS 231 (Jan 8-12) Exact time TBD

Requirements: Participants must bring an internet-enabled laptop with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.). The laptop must either have Chrome or Firefox installed. Participants are also required to abide by the AAS Anti-Harrassment Policy.

Accessibility: We are committed to making this workshop accessible to everybody. Please see the following link for more information: AAS 231 Accessibility.

Contact: Please email for more information.


The syllabus and curriculum are under active development.

  1. WorldWide Telescope on the Web: Overview and how to use it.
  2. Creating a WorldWide Telescope Tour
  3. Sharing your tour: How to embed your tour on your website, in your talk, and create a video abstract for your paper.
  4. WorldWide Telescope in the researcher workflow: python, JS9, adding data.